Elijah Williams brings the ball down the court during the Patterson High School Lumberjacks' 60-26 win against South Lafourche Saturday. The Lumberjacks were undeated in its Advance Physical Therapy Lumberjacks Invitational held this weekend.
—The Daily Review/Corwin Murray
Patterson undefeated in tournament
The Patterson High School Lumberjacks were undefeated in its Advance Physical Therapy Lumberjacks Invitational held this weekend.
In Friday PHS invitational action:
South Lafourche 40, St. Martinville 37
South Lafourche’s Matt Bellanger lead the Tarpons with 18 in its 40-37 squeaker. In the loss, St. Martinville’s Jamel Fontenette knocked down nine points in game one action.
Patterson 70, Jeanerette 40
The second game of the night saw the Lumberjacks’ Kai Schexnayder sizzle on the backboard with 20 points to lead PHS to its blowout win of 70-40. Other top scorers for the ’Jacks were Dajon Richard with eight, and RJ Talver, Elijah Williams and Tyrone Tillman each scoring seven points.
Schexnayder put in two 3-point shots in the contest.
Jeanerette’s leaders were Deandrick Keal with 13 and Shonathan Sparrow with 12.
Berwick 44, Central Catholic 39
The Berwick High Panthers clawed it out with the Central Catholic Eagles in game three for a 44-39 win.
For Berwick, Travis Whitehead had the hot hand with nine points. Other top scorers for the Panthers were Tavaris Howard, Patrick Robertson and Josh Carver each scoring seven points and Dayton Clark with six off of 3-point shots.
The Eagles’ D.J. Lewis hit the basket for 10 points, Elijah Swan with eight, and Taylor Blanchard, Brooks Thomas and Davidyione Bias all with six.
In Saturday PHS invitational action:
Berwick 48, Jeanerette 46
In a close game-one battle, Berwick defeated Jeanerette 48-46, thanks to the high scoring of Whitehead.
The Panthers’ top scores came from Whitehead with 22 points followed by Robertson with 12.
Jeanerette’s Jared Drexler put in 19.
Patterson 60, South Lafourche 46
Patterson was no match for South Lafourche as the ’Jacks came away with a 60-46 win thanks to a hot hand on the boards by Schexnayder.
Schexnayder’s 30 points, 18 of which came off of 3-pointers, was followed by high scorers Williams with 11 and Drew Lucas with 6.
South Lafourche had top scores from Luke Chiasson with 17, Bellanger had 15 and Marquis Francis with 11.
Central Catholic 40, St. Martinville 38
In the final invitational game, the Eagles held off St. Martinville for a 40-38 win.
Central Catholic’s high scorers were Thomas and Lewis, each with 12 points, and Blanchard had seven.
St. Martinville’s Brian Wiltz came away with 15 and Markavon Williams, Trayvon Marshall and Damontae Gardner each added six.
Northside 66, Morgan City 62
The Morgan City High School Tigers team was eliminated from New Iberia’s tournament with a 66-62 loss to Northside Friday.
Leading the Tigers on the backboards were Ke’Sean Francois with 25, 18 points from 3-pointers, followed by Tywaun Walker with 17 and Taaj Daniels with 11.